A congressman said recently that for the amount of money it costs the National Guard to make a couple of arrests along the U.S.-Mexico border, the government could house a homeless veteran for a year.
Is that a fact? Gardner Selby of the Politifact Texas fact-checking team has the answer.
Arizona Congressman Ruben Gallego made the claim in a tweet. He opposes President Donald Trump’s plan to deploy National Guard troops on the border.
Using the National Guard to do border security is very expensive. For what it would cost the Guard to make just TWO arrests at the border, we could give a homeless veteran permanent housing for an entire year.
— Ruben Gallego (@RepRubenGallego) April 3, 2018
Hear how Congressman Ruben Gallego’s claim scored in the player above.